Grounded Tank Vessel Eagle Tucson
A 33-ft response boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station Venice, La., monitors efforts to free the grounded tank vessel Eagle Tucson, Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, near Pilottown, La., at the mouth of the Mississippi. The Eagle Tuscon grounded at approximately 2:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, and is currently blocking deep-draft shipping traffic.
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Launches 8th Tanker
On Sunday, September 27th, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS), a U.S. commercial shipyard, launched Ship 012. The eighth in a series of 12 product tankers to be completed by 2011, the 46,000 dwt vessel was floated off of its blocks and was transferred by tug from the Building Dock to the Outfitting Dock, where it will remain for the next few weeks as it undergoes continuous testing and commissioning in preparation for its upcoming sea trials.
CMA CGM Agreement
CMA CGM reached agreement on the establishment of a committee comprised of French, European and international banks including certain major financial institutions from Asia and the Republic of Korea.
CG Monitoring Oil Spill Off Savannah Coast
The Coast Guard is continuing to monitor an oil spill approximately nine miles offshore of Savannah after a tank ship damaged its double-hulled fuel tank during the deployment of the ship's anchor Sept. 27. The Singapore-based tank ship, Stolt Vision, reportedly sustained a rupture to the starboard fuel tank located beneath the water surface while lowering its anchor at approximately 5:50 p.m. Sept.
Closed Portion of Houston Ship Channel Opens
The three mile portion of the 52-mile Houston Ship Channel that was closed due to an oil spill Sept. 25 opened at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 28 to vessel traffic. The channel…
NAMEPA Present Award to U.S. Coast Guard
September 21, 2009 Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced that the United States Coast…
Transocean Rig Deepwater Horizon Extension
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that its ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig Deepwater Horizon has been awarded a three-year contract extension by a subsidiary of BP p.l.c.
Davie Yards Appoints Tanguay CFO
Davie Yards Inc. (TSX:DAV) announced the appointment of Alain Tanguay as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective immediately. Tanguay comes to Davie Yards…
McClure Secures Port Aransas Ferry Assignment
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firm, recently announced that the company has been selected to develop shipyard construction…
Cummings Chairs Subcommittee Hearing on CG SAR
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings will chair a hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, to review the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission.
Cory Brothers New Route from Dublin
Cory Brothers Shipping Agency is delighted to announce the operation of a new route between Dublin, Ireland and Tin Can, Lagos, Nigeria. The new monthly route commences…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 30
1899-First Navy wireless message was sent via the Lighthouse Service Station at Highlands of Navesink, New Jersey. 1943-CGC E.M. Wilcox foundered off Nags Head, NC. One crewman was lost.
This Day in Naval History – Sept. 30
1800 - U.S. concludes treaty of peace with France, ending Quasi War with France. 1944 - USS Nautilus (SS-168) lands supplies and evacuates some people from Panay, Philipppine Islands. 1946 - U.S.
China, Korea Fight for Shipyards May Hit Rates
A Sept. 29 report from Bloomberg stated that China and South Korea’s support for shipbuilders may add to a glut of capacity, slowing a recovery in freight rates and vessel prices.
CG Responds to Oil Spill off Savannah Coast
The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill approximately nine-miles offshore of Savannah after a tank ship punctured a hole in its double-hulled fuel tank during…
Oil Recovery from Submerged Ship Wreck
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur is continuing to coordinate response operations to recover oil from a submerged ship wreck 6 miles off Texas Point in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, Sept. 25.
NTSB Meets on Alaska Ranger Sinking
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center…
Metal Trades Builds Hull for Barge Conversion
Metal Trades, Inc. (Hollywood, SC) has built and delivered the outer hull for a double hull fuel barge conversion for Cross State Towing Company of Jacksonville, FL. The 256 ft long by 56 ft wide outer hull was designed by Glowacki Engineering to retrofit on the outside of the 17,000 BBL cargo tank bay in compliance with USCG and OPA 90 requirements. According to Randy Brown, Vice President of Business Development for Metal Trades…
Italy Eni Buys Exploration Licences in Ghana
According to a Sept 28 report from Reuters, Italy's oil and gas major Eni (ENI.MI) has bought majority stakes in two offshore exploration licenses in Ghana, making…
ThyssenKrupp Sells Shipyards to SIAG Schaaf
According to a Sept 29 report from Reuters, ThyssenKrupp AG (TKAG.DE) is selling part of its civil shipyards as the economic downturn hits shipbuilders around the world.